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RN / Hospice Job in Birmingham, Alabama

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

I believe that the care we give can make every moment count.
Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats how our Hospice improves quality of life in the final stages of life. By delivering palliative care by hospice professionals, our patients can spend their remaining days in comfort and peace. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

We believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. Most of all, we believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve.

I believe my work is my calling.
As a Hospice On-Call Registered Nurse, you will:
Provide skilled professional nursing care to patient/family/caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations by the State Board of Registered Nursing and company policies when called upon after hours.
Prioritize calls, and instruct nurses to see patients as needed.
Guide after hours staff in assessing and treating physical, psychological, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
After clinical and social staffs report findings and interventions, determine appropriateness and if any further instruction is needed.
Work closely with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team to ensure proper patient follow up on previous night after hours calls.
Adhere to company policies and procedures and regulatory compliance requirements and directives.
Timely documentation of all after-hours calls and visits including problem and intervention.
Provide leadership and support to the after-hours staff.
Manage related expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner within the companys budget, and report to case managers any supplies that were ordered previous on call day.
Qualifications
Current and unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure
Bachelors degree and C.H.P.N. (Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse) certification preferred
Minimum of one year general nursing preferred with current Hospice, home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience
Experience with pain and symptom management interventions
Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting
Understanding of Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying

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